Next of Kin (2018)

Actress Archie Panjabi and actor Jack Davenport embrace against a grey background

Next of Kin: Archie Panjabi as Mona Shirani and Jack Davenport as Guy Harcourt © ITV / Mammoth Screen

Writers:  Natasha Narayan, Paul Rutman

Directors:  Justin Chadwick, Jamie Childs

Starring:  Archie Panjabi, Jack Davenport

Production Company:  Mammoth Screen

Kent Locations Used:  Oakdene Cafe, London Road, Wrotham

ITV’s new drama series Next Of Kin follows whip-smart GP Mona Shirani who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy Harcourt. Family life is shattered when Mona’s brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity abroad. In the wake of the murder, Mona’s family comes under suspicion and is drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal and conspiracy as they try to protect their loved ones and careers.

The six-part series was written and created by husband and wife team Paul Rutman (Indian Summers, Vera) and Natasha Narayan. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, The Fall), and renowned actor, Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smash), star in Mammoth Screen’s fast-paced family thriller, Next Of Kin.

Oakdene Cafe, London Road in Wrotham Kent  features in Episode 4 where filming took place in June 2017.  Wrotham is a village on the Pilgrims’ Way in Kent, at the foot of the North Downs. It is one mile north of Borough Green and approximately five miles east Sevenoaks, a historic market town which has attracted several large productions in 2017 including Judwaa 2 (2017) and The Big Family Cooking Showdown (2017).

Kent is increasingly popular with ITV drama productions and hosting popular series such as Liar (2017) filmed partly in Deal and Walpole Bay and Mr Selfridge (2016) partly filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

ITV’s new drama series Next Of Kin starts on Monday 8th January at 9pm and the episode featuring Kent will be screened on 29 January 2018.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on this programme visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7052394/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Liar (2017)

Joanne Froggatt and Iaon Fruffudd standing in field

LIAR  -JOANNE FROGGATT as Laura Nielson AND IOAN GRUFFUDD as Andrew Earlham.
Photographer JOSS BARRATT (C) ITV

Writer: Harry Williams and Jack Williams

Joanne Froggatt walking towards camera on pier

LIAR – JOANNE FROGGATT as Laura Nielson
Photographer JOSS BARRATT (C) ITV

Director: James Strong and Samuel Donovan

Starring: Joanne Froggatt, loan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown

Production Company: Two Brother Pictures, Sundance TV

Kent Locations Used: Deal, Walpole Bay (Thanet)

ITV’s new six part thriller, Liar, follows the relationship between teacher Laura Newell (Joanne Froggatt) and the father of one of her pupils, Andrew Ellis (loan Gruffudd). Their simple attraction leads to deceit and betrayal which has wide reaching consequences for both families.

The series was written by Harry and Jack Williams (BBC: One of us) and directed by James Strong (BBC: Doctor Who 2006-2009) and Samuel Donovan (CH4 Humans, Jamestown – Sky One). The cast is lead by Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, A street Cat named Bob) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic 4, Titanic).
They are supported by
Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge, Reunited) and Warren Brown (Luther, By Any Means).

JOANNE FROGGATT and IOAN GRUFFUDD standing looking forward

LIAR – JOANNE FROGGATT as Laura Nielson AND IOAN GRUFFUDD as Andrew Earlham.
Photographer JOSS BARRATT (C) ITV

The series is set in the seaside town of Deal where the crew visited last winter to film in various locations including Walpole Bay, giving the show an eerie and intense visual feel.

Deal is a town on the south coast of Kent with a long naval history as one of the major Cinque Ports. Previous projects to have filmed in the area include The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016) and Legacy (2013).

Walpole Bay is located in the popular seaside town in Margate and offers a long sandy beach, promenade and tidal swimming pool.

Liar starts on Monday 11th September at 9pm on ITV.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Liar visit: https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/liar-returns-itv-starring-joanne-froggatt-and-ioan-gruffudd

For more information on Deal visit: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/see-and-do/destinations/dover-deal-and-sandwich/

For more information on Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/walpole-bay/9058

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/